Fitness Friday- Foam Roller Fitness

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Wouldn't it be nice to end every long day at work, or workout session, with a deep-tissue massage to help ease your muscles? Although we can't always spring for a..
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Dr. St. Pierre-MacKoul discusses drowning prevention

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Although the death rate for drowning in the U.S. has gone down in the last decade, drowning leads to more deaths among young children aged 1 to 4 than any other c..
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Older dads linked to grandkid health, study hints

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Finally, some good news for older fathers. A new study hints that their children and even their grandchildren may get a health benefit because of their older age.&n..
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FDA reviews safety of innovative heart valve

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials are asking safety questions about the first artificial heart valve designed to be implanted without major surgery, ahead of a meeting thi..
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Study: Even 7-year-olds sometimes hurt themselves

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - Even children as young as 7 sometimes cut themselves on purpose, according to a small study believed to be the first to examine self-injury at such early ages. ..
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NYC health officials discuss obesity dangers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

NEW YORK (AP) - Officials are highlighting the dangers of obesity as part of New York City's fight against big, sugary drinks.    Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Health ..
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21st Century Oncology seeking men

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A new national study on prostate cancer treatment is gearing up and 21st Century Oncology is seeking patients. Here today to tell you how to be part of that study..
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Disney to banish junk-food ads from kid shows

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

NEW YORK (AP) - Disney says its programming will no longer be sponsored by junk food.    The Walt Disney Co. says it plans to ban such ads for its TV channels, radio..
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Health commissioner: fight obesity like addiction

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's health commissioner says obesity is a relapsing disease that should be fought like a drug addiction.    According to The Tennesse..
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Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed the Pacific to US

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers are surprised to find radiation levels this high in the bluefin tuna that are turning up along the California coast -- 10 times higher than the amoun..
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Avoiding fingertip injuries

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It's summertime and that means you might be doing things that could injure your fingers. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Kim is here with different types of fingertip..
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Boy with Asperger's syndrome displays creativity

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Kaleb Brown draws every day, creating a world of lemonade seas, evil broccoli, jet-packs, water balloon fights, giant zombie alien slugs, peanut-butter fr..
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New approach tested for hard-to-treat hypertension

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - "Maxed out on the medications," is how Bill Ezzell describes his struggle with blood pressure. It's dangerously high even though the North Carolina man swallows s..
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Fitness Friday: 10 Ways to sneak in a workout

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jon Hibbert

FORT MYERS, Fla.- In a perfect world, we'd all have at least an hour a day to devote to our fitness. But in the real world, 24 hours a day doesn't seem like nearly enough time to f..
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Lawsuit alleges toxic exposure at prison in Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - More than 160 current and former employees and family members are suing the federal prison agency over ailments they blame on exposure to toxins at an elec..
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Born to run barefoot? Some end up getting injured

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Swept by the barefoot running craze, ultramarathoner Ryan Carter ditched his sneakers for footwear that mimics the experience of striding unshod. The first ..
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New liposuction bill in Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- If you are thinking about liposuction, you will now have a much better chance of undergoing a safe liposuction here in the state of Florida. Here to explain the n..
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CDC: Half of overweight teens have heart risk

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

ATLANTA (AP) - Half the nation's overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac ..
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Fitness Friday - Should You Work Out Your Abs Every Day?

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. Having a six-pack seems to be the international sign of fitness, but is doing AB specific exercises every day the best way to accomplish your goal? The answer may ..
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Fighting childhood obesity

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It seems as if children, obesity and diet pills have controlled the news and research this week. Here to discuss four related articles is Dr. Annette St. Pierre-M..
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